Rolland powers clear to claim victory
Pierre Rolland broke clear to claim a superb win in stage 17 of the Giro d'Italia.
The Frenchman got clear of the pack eight kilometres from the end of the 219km stage and was not challenged as he powered to victory to secure Cannondale-Drapac's first Grand Tour stage win in two years.
"I waited for this moment for such a long time," he said.
Rolland came in 24 seconds ahead of the rest of field headed by Rui Costa, Gorka Izaguirre and Rory Sutherland.
Tom Dumoulin retains a 31-second lead over Nairo Quintana in the overall standings.
Meanwhile, Irish rider Martyn Irvine is facing up to six weeks out of action after suffering a hairline fracture of his right hip. The Aqua Blue Sport rider crashed out of yesterday's first stage of the Baloise Belgium Tour.